Peanut Seedings Advance 6%



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS --This year's peanut area is estimated at 1.51 million acres in 2020, up 6% from 2019., according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

Area for harvest is forecast at 1.47 million acres, up 6% from last year. In Georgia, the largest peanut-producing State, planted area is up 6% from 2019.

Peanut Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2019 and 2020
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                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      State     :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2019      :     2020      :     2019      :    2020 1/
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                :                          1,000 acres
                :
Alabama ........:      160.0           170.0           158.0           167.0
Arkansas .......:       34.0            35.0            33.0            34.0
Florida ........:      165.0           170.0           155.0           160.0
Georgia ........:      670.0           710.0           660.0           700.0
Mississippi ....:       20.0            25.0            19.0            24.0
New Mexico .....:        4.7             5.0             4.7             5.0
North Carolina .:      104.0           105.0           102.0           103.0
Oklahoma .......:       15.0            12.0            14.0            11.0
South Carolina .:       65.0            75.0            62.0            72.0
Texas ..........:      165.0           180.0           160.0           170.0
Virginia .......:       25.0            27.0            24.0            27.0
                :
United States ..:    1,427.7         1,514.0         1,391.7         1,473.0
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1/ Forecasted.